This course surveys the history of the revolutionary project in Russia from the first clash with tsarism in 1905, through the twin revolutions of 1917, Stalin's dictatorship and World War II, and the break-up of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Out of the Russian empire the Bolsheviks claimed to be building a new socialist utopia, a scene of radical social and cultural experimentation. How successful were they, and what legacy have they left for the post-Soviet world?
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x250wd Essay Proposal (5%), 1x250wd Bibliography (5%), 1x2500wd Research essay (45%), 1x1500wd Take-home Exercise (35%), Tutorial participation (10%)
12cp at 1000 level History units